Hola! Welcome to the live coverage of the Day-One of the first unofficial Test between India A and South Africa A at Krishnagiri Stadium, Wayanad. This is Sakshi Gupta, and I’ll get you the live updates of the match. After sealing the tri-angular series that also included Australia A, the young team India will aim to defeat the shaky Proteas side in the whites. It will be interesting to watch Mumbai’s Ambati Rayudu to lead in the longest format of the game in the absence of all the bug names. Meanwhile, the South Africans who ruined their tour when 10 players of the team were hospitalized due to food poisoning during the tri-series, which was one of the reasons they did not perform well, will aim to fix the damage by bringing their best in the unofficial tests. 

Live Cricket Score: South Africa A 280/4 | Overs 83 | BATTING: Omphile Ramela, Temba Bavuma: Akshar Patel strikes and a wicket for India, finally. The centurian departs for a 197-ball 112. OUT! Omphile Ramela c Ankush Bains b Axar Patel 112(197)

Live Cricket Score: South Africa A 281/3 | Overs 83 | BATTING: Omphile Ramela, Temba Bavuma: CENTURY for Ramela in 192 balls, a deserving one! He came in to bat when the visitors were two down with just 100 runs on board.

Live Cricket Score: South Africa A 258/3 | Overs 81.2 | BATTING: Omphile Ramela, Temba Bavuma: While Bavuma has completed his half-century, Ramela who is on 83 at present is closing to an excellent hundred. And it is 250 Up for the Africans.

Live Cricket Score: South Africa A 202/3 | Overs 68 | BATTING: Omphile Ramela, Temba Bavuma: 200 Up for the Proteas and an another half-century of the day, this time it is Ramela, who has been patiently batting has faced 137 balls.

Live Cricket Score: South Africa A 170/3 | Overs 55 | BATTING: Omphile Ramela, Temba Bavuma: Akshar Patel gets the breakthrough for India, Theunis de Bruyn departed in the 48th over. His 63-ball 38 had seven superb boundaries. OUT! Theunis de Bruyn c Vijay Shankar b Akshar Patel 38(63)

Live Cricket Score: South Africa A 146/2 | Overs 44 | BATTING: Theunis de Bruyn, Omphile Ramela: De Bruyn 30(53) and Ramela 35(64) are frustrating the Indian bowlers, going for the big shots occasionaly.

Live Cricket Score: South Africa A 120/2 | Overs 37 | BATTING: Theunis de Bruyn, Omphile Ramela: 20 runs in the last nine overs for the Proteas. While De Bruyn is on 28(40) which includes six boundaries, Ramela has managed 15 off 37 deliveries that is inclusive of three fours.

Live Cricket Score: South Africa A 101/2 | Overs 31 | BATTING: Theunis De Bruyn: Ishwar Pandey gets his first wicket for the day, half-centurian Reeza Hendricks is the man to depart this time. With Omphile Ramela the next man, there are now two new batsmen out in the middle for the Africans. OUT! Reeza Hendricks c Ankush Bains b Ishwar Pandey 50(87)

Live Cricket Score: South Africa A 100/1 | Overs 28 | BATTING Reeza Hendricks, Theunis de Bruyn: 100 Up for the South Africans with Hendricks with an excellent half century. The new batsman, de Bruyn took who no time to get off-the-mark, already has four boundaries to his name.

Live Cricket Score: South Africa A 70/1 | Overs 24 | BATTING Reeza Hendricks: Jayant Yadav finally strikes for India in his fourth over, by removing the set batsman Stiaan Van Zyl, who scored 28 off 63 deliveries. Theunis de Bruyn is the new man in for the visitors. OUT! Stiaan Van Zyl c Ambati Rayudu b Jayant Yadav 28(63)

Live Cricket Score: South Africa A 53/0 | Overs 17 | BATTING:  Reeza Hendricks, Stiaan van Zyl: 50 Up for South Africa A with Reeza and van Zyl batting on 30(48) and 23(55) runs respectively.

Live Cricket Score: South Africa A 38/0 | Overs 11 | BATTING: Reeza Hendricks, Stiaan van Zyl: Still no wicket for the hosts. Skipper Ambati Raydu brought in the spinner Akshar Patel, hoping he will get the breakthrough for the side.

Live Cricket Score: South Africa A 10/0 | Overs 5 | BATTING: Reeza Hendricks , Stiaan van Zyl: While, Ishwar Pandey and Abhimanyu Mithun have opened bowling for India A, the Proteas are going slow– Just one boundary in the first five overs.

Teams:

South Africa A: Dane Vilas(c, wk),  Quinton de Kock, Reeza Hendricks, Theunis de Bruyn, Wayne Parnell, Keshav Maharaj, Hardus Viljoen, Omphile Ramela, Dane Paterson, Dane Piedt , Stiaan van Zyl

India A: Ambati Rayudu(c), Abhinav Mukund, Jiwanjot Singh, Karun Nair, Shreyas Iyer, Ankush Bains(wk), Akshar Patel, Abhimanyu Mithun, Ishwar Pandey, Vijay Shankar, Jayant Yadav

TOSS UPDATE: South Africa won the toss and chose to bat first.

Squads:

South Africa A: Dean Elgar(c), Quinton de Kock, Reeza Hendricks, Theunis de Bruyn, Cody Chetty, Khayelihle Zondo, Dane Vilas(wk), Wayne Parnell, Keshav Maharaj, Mthokozisi Shezi, Beuran Hendricks, Hardus Viljoen, Lonwabo Tsotsobe, Omphile Ramela, Marchant de Lange, Cameron Delport

India A: Ambati Rayudu(c), Abhinav Mukund, Jiwanjot Singh, Karun Nair, Baba Aparajith, Shreyas Iyer, Ankush Bains(wk), Akshar Patel, Karn Sharma, Abhimanyu Mithun, Ishwar Pandey, Vijay Shankar, Jayant Yadav, Sheldon Jackson